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By Jonathan Balofsky On 31 Aug, 2017 At 12:37 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Back when Mighty No. 9 was announced and kickstarted, a second Mega Man successor also came to be. Azure Striker Gunvolt from Inti Creates is a spiritual sequel to the Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX games that were made by the company, and was released on 3DS, before receiving a sequel.  Now both games have come to the Nintendo Switch eShop as the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.

The first thing to note is that yes, the game does look better on Switch than on 3DS. That should go without saying of course, and there are far more substantial differences. First and foremost is the inclusion of HD rumble. Given Gunvolt’s abilities and fighting style, the inclusion of HD rumble really does help enhance the game. It brings you into the action and makes the fight more intense. Inti Creates has been excellent in their use of HD rumble so far, so this does not surprise me in any way.

But now let’s get to the gameplay. As I said, the games are a spiritual sequel to the Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX games, which were previously made by Inti Creates. Gunvolt can run, jump and shoot at his enemies, while also using a large variety of abilities. The action is fast paced and intense, and using Gunvolt’s abilities to their fullest is key to survival. Plus it is also incredibly satisfying once you learn how to use those abilities. Thus replaying levels is a needed to really get the full experience of the game. In terms of levels, you choose them in the traditional fashion, and can replay them whenever you want.  What is a good addition to the games are the extra elements, such as interacting with other characters, selling off parts for cash to get other upgrades and selectin the best upgrades for your loadout. Learning to pick the best loadout you can, can take some time but is worth it immensely.  The leveling up mechanics also provide a nice change of pace to most games of this genre, and the narrative of the game is well done. Some may not like the anime aesthetics, but its honestly fine.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is even better than the original, with more refined gameplay, better narrative storytelling and just a bigger feel. Both games have received some minor upgrades for the Switch version, with minor refinements here and there, HD rumble and upgraded visuals as mentioned, and some control changes. There is only one screen here, so things are handled a bit differently, but it works out just fine. Everything you loved from the games is still here, including the amiibo support, and with the new additions, its just a better package.

I highly recommend this game, and if you want a return to the feel of the Mega Man series, this is a great place to look!

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Disclaimer: A review key was provided by the publisher.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Aug, 2017 At 04:47 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Inti Creates sent out the following

 

 

 

Prepare to jump into one of the most electrifying 2D platformers out there as Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack is heading for the Nintendo Switch eShop on August 31st, with a newly announced physical release coming to North American and European retailers this fall. This two-in-one package features both Nintendo 3DS classics, Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, now with all-new enhancements and fully optimized for Nintendo Switch. Players can also explore the entire catalogue of downloadable content (DLC)for both games, which comes pre-loaded in the pack and introduces extra stages, bosses, bonus modes, and songs.

 

From developer Inti Creates and publisher Nighthawk Interactive, the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Packoffers tons of new features, including a glorious 60 frames per second (fps) upgrade, striking high-resolutionevent graphics, and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and HD Rumble compatibility, making these supercharged side-scrollers more energized than ever.

 

“The Nintendo Switch is such a fun and versatile system; perfect for the frenetic action of a 2D platformer,” said Matt Papa, Producer at Inti Creates. “This new edition offers great content for existing and incoming fans of the series, and now everyone can enjoy the complete Gunvolt experience on the big screen at home, or on the go.”

 

This critically acclaimed series has intuitive controls, memorable characters, and shockingly epic boss battles. Play as Gunvolt, zipping and zapping your way through levels and skill trials by tagging enemies with your weapon, then shocking them into oblivion. In Gunvolt 2, enjoy the game in an entirely new way with the addition of Gunvolt’s rival Copen as a playable character. Playing as Copen, you can dash through the air, slam into enemies, and unleash devastating homing shots to make short work of your enemies.

 

In theAzure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack, players will:

  • Experience the fast-paced gameplay in brilliant 60 fps;
  • Enjoy all the DLC from the original Nintendo 3DS versions, fighting through extra stages, bosses, and bonus modes, all while rocking out to new songs;
  • Feel the flawless platform integration with Nintendo Switch Pro Controller compatibility and HD Rumble support, allowingGunvolt’s powerful electrical attacks to bring players even closer to the action;
  • Jam along to a brand-new theme song from the beloved virtual idol Lumen;
  • Get lost in the story with high resolution event graphics and in-game text, so the characters look better than ever;
  • Become immersed in the Nintendo Switch experience with new gameplay balance and improvements;
  • Journey through the levels and peruse menus on the new intuitive one-screen layout.

 

Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack will be available digitally and at retailers in North America for $39.99, with equivalent pricing in Europe.

 

This is amazing news. Azure Strike Gunvolt is an amazing series. We will have a review of the striker pack’s digital version around its launch date.

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Jul, 2016 At 11:12 PM | Categorized As News, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarA new trailer for Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 has been released showing off the guest character of Shovel Knight. Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is being published physically by Yacht Club Games and this looks like an awesome collaboration